Mackinaw Mack"i*naw, Mackinaw boat Mack"i*naw boat A flat-bottomed boat with a pointed prow and square stern, using oars or sails or both, used esp. on the upper Great Lakes and their tributaries. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Mackinaw — [mak′ə nô΄] adj. [CdnFr Mackinac < Ojibwa mitchimakinak, large turtle] 1. of or from Mackinac Island, formerly a center of trade with the Indians of the Northwest 2. of or made of a heavy, napped woolen cloth, often plaid n. [usually m ] 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • Mackinaw — Mackinaw, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 1452 Housing Units (2000): 608 Land area (2000): 1.254750 sq. miles (3.249787 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.030029 sq. miles (0.077775 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.284779 sq. miles (3.327562 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Mackinaw — blanket Mack i*naw blan ket, Mackinaw Mack i*naw [From Mackinac, the State of Michigan, where blankets and other stores were distributed to the Indians.] 1. A thick blanket formerly in common use in the western part of the United States. [WordNet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mackinaw — Mack i*naw, Mackinaw coat Mack i*naw coat A short, heavy, double breasted plaid coat, the design of which is large and striking. [Local, U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mackinaw — Mackinaw, 1) M. Creek, Fluß im Staate Illinois, fällt in der Grafschaft Tazewell inden Illinois River; 2) Fort im Oregongebiet; hier hatte die zu Ende des 16. Jahrh. gegründete Mackinawgesellschaft ihren Sitz, welche ihre Geschäfte bes. in den… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Mackinaw — type of boat used on the Great Lakes, 1812, from Mackinac, name of a port and island in Michigan, from Ojibway (Algonquian) mitchimakinak many turtles, from mishiin be many + mikinaak snapping turtle. As a type of heavy blanket given to the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mackinaw — noun Etymology: Mackinaw (Mackinac), trading post at site of Mackinaw City, Michigan Date: 1833 1. a heavy woolen blanket formerly distributed by the United States government to the Indians 2. a. a heavy cloth of wool or wool and other fibers… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mackinaw — noun 1. a short plaid coat made of made of thick woolen material (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Mackinaw coat • Hypernyms: ↑coat 2. a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States • Syn: ↑Mackinaw blanket …   Useful english dictionary

  • mackinaw — mackinawed, adj. /mak euh naw /, n. a short double breasted coat of a thick woolen material, commonly plaid. Also called Mackinaw coat, mackinaw coat. [1755 65; sp. var. of MACKINAC] * * * …   Universalium

  • mackinaw — [ makɪnɔ:] (also mackinaw coat or jacket) noun N. Amer. a short coat or jacket made of a thick, heavy woollen cloth. Origin C19: named after Mackinaw City, Michigan …   English new terms dictionary

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